Video: classic car auction highlights and recap from Scottsdale, Arizona

For lovers of classic cars, Scottsdale, Arizona was the place to be over the last few days.

Some of the US and UK's top auctioneers rolled into town along with rare Ferraris, Mercedes and other classic car marques.

To give you an idea of the sale figures, US auctioneer Barrett-Jackson scored total sales of $5.6m on Sunday January 22 and $90.7m in sales over the whole weekend.

In comparison, Barrett-Jackson netted sales of just over $69m last year - a positive sign that the classic car markets are strong and on the up, regardless of economic turmoil in the mainstream financial markets.

The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Sale highlights included this 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

Gooding & Company, RM Auctions and Bonhams were also among the international auctioneers present in Arizona.

Among Scottsdale's many highlights was a classic 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider which brought $3,905,000. You can read our full report on the Ferrari here.

Today's Video of the Week is actually four Videos of the Week. Each was filmed by Hagerty Classic Car TV and focuses day-by-day on Scottsdale's mammoth classic car event.

2012 Scottsdale Auction Recap - Thursday 19

2012 Scottsdale Auction Recap - Friday 20

2012 Scottsdale Auction Recap – Saturday 21

2012 Scottsdale Auction Recap – Sunday 22

Enjoy the videos, and watch this space for more news from the classic car markets.

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